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Eurex Exchange’s T7 Disaster Recovery Test on 24 October 2020

Release date: 08 Sep 2020 | Eurex Exchange

070/2020 Eurex Exchange’s T7 Disaster Recovery Test on 24 October 2020

Eurex Circular 070/20

1.  Introduction

On Saturday, 24 October 2020, Eurex T7 will participate in the industry-wide Disaster Recovery (DR) test scenario organised by the Futures Industry Association (FIA). Eurex Exchange will offer a test scenario according to its T7 disaster recovery concept. This particular DR scenario simulates a complete outage of the Equinix data centre (FR2) facility.

Due to the world-wide participation in the FIA DR test, the DR test window for European participants will be available in the afternoon (Central European Summer Time) according to the following schedule:

Start of DR scenario test

14:00 CEST

End of DR scenario test

16:00 CEST

Start of production environment re-connect test

 

17:00 CEST

 

End of production environment re-connect test and shutdown of T7 production

 

18:00 CEST

 

The T7 production environment will be re-started for the business day 26 October 2020 on Sunday evening, 25 October 2020, at the usual time.

2.  Required action/participation requirements

Participation in the T7 disaster Recovery Test is not only strongly recommend by Eurex but it is also seen as an essential part of the industry’s disaster recovery readiness. Please make sure that your Chief Operations Officer as well as your Chief Compliance Officer are made aware of the test and that it is treated with the required priority.

Eurex kindly requests all Eurex Trading Participants to take part in the T7 disaster recovery test from now on.

Participation will serve to ensure that all requirements and demands for the transition to the disaster recovery environment are met and that the necessary emergency procedures are in place and have been successfully executed on a regular basis.

The validation of these emergency procedures is crucial for Eurex and its Trading Members not only to be compliant with the respective Business Continuity Processes but also to ensure continued market integrity.

Please note that all Trading Participants are kindly requested to provide Eurex with the respective feedback regarding their T7 Disaster Recovery Test planning by Friday, 16 October 2020 latest. 

Feedback can be provided using the T7 Disaster Recovery Test Feedback Form. For your convenience an online submission process has been set up:

Please enter your dedicated Eurex PIN in the online questionnaire. The PIN for your company has been sent to the Central Coordinator.

3.  Details of the initiative

This particular DR scenario simulates a complete outage of the entire Equinix data center (FR2) facility. In such a disaster recovery scenario, Eurex Exchange’s T7 infrastructure regularly used for its T7 simulation will be re-used to serve as disaster recovery production infrastructure.

During a DR test exercise, production reference data will be used, including User IDs, T7 GUI SSH keys and ETI sessions. Changes which have been made to this reference data will NOT be copied back to the production environment after the test. It is not advisable to perform any changes to this data during the test exercise.

While order entry, modification and deletion will be possible during the DR test exercise, any order book or trading information created during the DR test exercise will NOT be transferred back to the production environment.

The following Eurex T7 interfaces will be available during the DR test exercise:

  • Eurex T7 Trader- and Admin-GUI
  • Enhanced Transaction Interface (ETI)
  • Eurex Market Data Interface (MDI)
  • Eurex Enhanced Market Data Interface (EMDI)
  • Enhanced Order Book Interface (EOBI)
  • Reference Data Interface (RDI)
  • Reference Data File (RDF) from production - provided on request 
  • Common Report Engine (CRE)

Trading Participants taking part in the DR test exercise can expect to receive market data via MDI, EMDI and EOBI, can read reference data via RDI or request RDF from Customer Technical Support (CTS). Order and quote entry will be possible via ETI and Trader GUI. 

The following Eurex T7 interfaces will NOT be available during the DR test exercise:

  • Extended Market Data Service
  • FIX Trading Interface

Eurex T7/FX will not participate in the DR test exercise as well as Eurex Clearing’s C7, therefore the FIXML Clearing Interface will NOT be available.

Xetra will also be offering the same disaster recovery test opportunity on the same day, allowing both Eurex Trading Participants and Xetra Members to test DR scenarios simultaneously.

Please refer to the attached document “T7 Disaster Recovery Concept - Interface Configuration Details” for further details on the test scenario and all required network changes.

The document is also available on the Eurex website www.eurexchange.com under the link:

After the DR test has been completed, the regular production environment will be made available for a certain time period for a re-connect test in order to allow Trading Participants to adapt their configurations.

Attachment:

  •  T7 Disaster Recovery Concept - Interface Configuration Details

Further information

Recipients:

All Trading Participants of Eurex Deutschland and Vendors

Target groups:

Front Office/Trading, IT/System Administration, Auditing/Security Coordination

Contact:

Your Technical Key Account Manager using your VIP number or Customer Technical Support via e-mail to: cts@deutsche-boerse.com

Web:

www.eurexchange.com

Authorised by:

Randolf Roth


 

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